EU Environment and Climate Ministers support a shift towards a truly circular economy

EU Environment and Climate Ministers support a shift towards a truly circular economy

Following agreement of the European Council’s strategic agenda 2019-2024, which appears promising for social enterprises active in the circular economy, Member States again expressed their willingness to go deeper in implementing the circular economy. On 12 July 2019 [1] the environment ministers reached a consensus that ’the goal must be a society that does not squander natural resources but creates new business opportunities from scarcity and problem solving. Manufacturing and […]

European Council’s strategic agenda 2019-2024: Looking promising for social enterprises in the circular economy

European Council’s strategic agenda 2019-2024: Looking promising for social enterprises in the circular economy

A “change towards a greener, fairer and more inclusive future” seems high on the European Council’s new strategic agenda for the next five years [1]. The agenda promotes inclusive labour markets that provide opportunities for all and help tackling inequalities and different forms of exclusion. In order to achieve this, the Council underlines the need to invest in people’s skills and education, support entrepreneurship and innovation. It also stresses the […]

3rd International Conference on the Role of Social & Solidarity Enterprises in the Circular Economy | 6 – 8 November 2019

3rd International Conference on the Role of Social & Solidarity Enterprises in the Circular Economy | 6 – 8 November 2019

• Para la versión en Castellano hacer clic aquí • • Euskarazko bertsioa lortzeko sakatu honako botoia • • Pour la version française, cliquez ici •   3rd International Conference on the Role of Social & Solidarity Enterprises in the Circular Economy • 6 – 8 November 2019 Berriozar (Pamplona) | Spain       RREUSE, the European network of social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling, is delighted to […]

Blog | A morning at Emmaüs Strasbourg: Learning about an inclusive re-use community

When we stepped out of the bus at the ‘Bruche’ station in the Strasbourg’s suburb, we were not the only ones to do so. Most of our fellow passengers – carrying empty shopping trolleys and bags – were heading towards the same direction as us: Emmaüs Strasbourg. On the short walk to the community [1], we were crossing the path of early birds who already got what they needed to […]

How to make the most out of bio-waste

How to make the most out of bio-waste

BIOHEC LIFE Workshop: How to make the most out of bio-waste 27 May 2019 Aula Magna, Regione Emilia Romagna Viale Aldo Moro, 30 40127 Bologna, Italy Register here Download the agenda in English here | Scarica l’invito e il programma qui   RREUSE is delighted to invite you to a workshop organised in the framework of the BIOHEC LIFE project to exchange about the potential of bio-waste in the Emilia […]

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

ReWEEE Workshop: Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling 15 May 2019 Warsaw, Poland   Aby przeczytać program po Polsku kliknij tutaj Download the agenda in English here  Register here   We are an official EU Green Week Partner Event!   RREUSE, the European network of social enterprises involved in repair, re-use and recycling activities invites you to a workshop on developing partnerships to improve the management of […]

RREUSE workshop at the 2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

RREUSE workshop at the 2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on 6 and 7 March in Brussels.  RREUSE is hosting a workshop on ‘Tools for Measuring the Circular Economy transition’ on 7th March at 11:00. We will be also present in the ‘Networking village’ at 12:30, talking about partnerships with social enterprises. The 2019 conference will build on the success of […]

European Elections 2019: Three priorities MEPs should take on board

European Elections 2019: Three priorities MEPs should take on board

Ahead of the European elections on 23 – 26 May 2019, we would like to urge prospective Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to include the following points into their work programme for an inclusive society and circular economy: Support the role and development of social enterprise in a circular economy Social enterprises are key actors when it comes to the insertion of people at risk of socio-economic exclusion, such as long-term […]

RREUSE workshop at the World Resources Forum 2019

RREUSE workshop at the World Resources Forum 2019

RREUSE together with its member KOMOSIE, are hosting a workshop on the importance of binding targets in supporting the transition to an inclusive circular economy at the World Resources Forum in Antwerp on 25th February. Workshop: Setting binding targets to diminish waste and increase re-use as leverage to accelerate changes towards circular economy In this workshop, we will look into the usefulness of binding targets in order to concretely implement […]

Opinion: Repairing electronics shouldn’t be rocket science

Opinion: Repairing electronics shouldn’t be rocket science

Last year Elon Musk made re-useable rockets a reality [1]. The dream of human activity on Mars inches ever closer. Meanwhile we’re cursing at the repair costs of a washing machine – it’s cheaper to replace. Why can’t Elon’s vision of re-use and repair work for our home appliances? It’s Circular Electronics Day – We’d like to highlight some good news about what the EU is doing to help…and it’s […]